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BCST 1154 - Writing for Traditional Media and Social Media

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Grow your potential for employment in communications, public relations, and the news media. Explore how to write an engaging blog and develop the skills and confidence to work in any traditional or social media operation. You’ll get a lot of writing practice and become well-grounded in the principles of journalism and social media best practices. Skills learned dovetail with BCST 1158 - Interviewing for Broadcasting and Podcasting, which combined, offer the opportunity to vigorously strengthen your communication skill set.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$410.03

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 45164

Tue Sep 11 - Tue Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 375

Instructor

Karen Tankard

Course Outline

Cost

$410.03

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and explain diverse writing styles in traditional and social media.
  • Define elements of effective media writing, by platform.
  • Apply effective writing elements to all media writing formats.
  • Create and maintain a blog.
  • Construct a newscast, featuring news, information and sports content.
  • Adapt social media content for broadcast and vice versa.
  • Increase writing speed while maintaining effecting writing principles.
  • Organize information in a logical fashion for presentation to a variety of audiences.
  • Revise and edit written content.
  • Determine if his or her abilities are suited to further education and paid work in the media. 

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

BCST 1154 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Advanced Media Reporting
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

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